Audio on the phone called from the Head Unit is very good quality. The built-in microphone appears to work well. Need to place/receive calls while on the road to evaluate how "Road Noise" affects things.
Also need to load up a USB stick with music and try out the built in USB port for music.
Just under $400 all-in for the NAV radio upgrade. That includes the New Boss Audio NAV Radio, New PAC OEM Wiring Harness/Module, Used Radio Surround Bezel and New Radio Bezel Kit for filling in the opening.
Less money than buying one of the Expensive Kenwood or Pioneer NAV units alone!
And the used Radio Bezel came with the HVAC controls!
Kicking It! At least on the front doors. A nice little improvement in sound. Not earth shattering but it will be once I get my 12" thub in!
Taking the door panels off was easy peasy! Remove 3 phillips screws and lift the panel off the hooks. Door speakers sit in their own cylindrical housings. Sealed up nicely. The speaker adapter plates fit perfectly. Metra wire harnesses were plug in....no cutting splicing.
Original speaker on the left. Kicker on the right. Non-Infinity, Non-Amplified audio system. Probably just above a Base Intrepid SE for quality on the originals.
Was going to replace the Fog Lights and Front Air Dam but ran into a snag on part of that. I thought I could get access to the Fog Light mounts from behind the bumper and pull them out the front. No Go. The bumper fascia opening is smaller than the fog light. FSM says the fascia needs to be removed and I was hoping to avoid that. Looks like I might be able to replace the air dam without removing the fascia but might as well wait and do both the fog lights and air dam at one time when I remove the bumper fascia,
Took the speaker install pictures with my cell phone. Found the phone pairs automatically with the Boss Audio NAV radio without any intervention. Nice. Need to see if it'll play nice with two cell phones paired to it at the same time and both in the vehicle at the same time.